AC Milan winger Ante Rebic has revealed an interesting anecdote from a time in his career when he feels he was underestimated.
The Croatia international has scored 11 goals in the league since the turn of the year and is dragging the Rossoneri towards the Europa League.
The player arrived last summer on a two-year loan from Eintracht Frankfurt who in exchange took André Silva with the same formula.
Multiple different sources have claimed that Milan wish to make Rebic’s stay in Italy a permanent one, though La Gazzetta dello Sport reports (via MilanNews) noted earlier on Monday how his former club Fiorentina are proving to be an obstacle.
Rebic gave an interview to La Gazzetta dello Sport about life and football, and his quotes were transcribed on Twitter by MilanEye.
“When was I underestimated? Two years ago before the German Cup final with Eintracht against Bayern,” he said.
“Both teams trained at Olympiastadion in Berlin on the eve of the game, first them then us. We met with Bayern players and I heard Thiago telling my team-mate Boateng ‘The lawn is perfect, you won’t touch the ball tomorrow’.
“Then I thought ‘Maybe we won’t win tomorrow but I’ll kill you’. We won 3-1 and I scored two goals.”
Rebic continued on a lighter note, by discussing life away from football.
“What do I like to do? For example taking the quad and going at the hills around my city Imotski. We bring food and go up to the woods where there is not even a cellphone connection. If you die nobody will find you (laughs).
“From Milan I remember Ronaldinho, Beckham, Shevchenko, obviously Maldini and Nesta. Meanwhile I don’t remember Boban, who was born in my city Imotski, or Savicevic. I was too young.”